Dr. Paul D. Wetzel, MD

Dr. Paul D. Wetzel, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 46 years old

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Central Coast Gastroenterology
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  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Wetzel insists on his patients taking 'drugs' that are harmful over a long period of time, when the warnings on boxes/labels clearly state, to Not take these drugs, (for the esophagus) esp. for any long period of time than is recommended, which is only a few of weeks, but they tell you otherwise, meaning rest of your life. I went in for extreme pain in my face that Dr. W. didn't know anything about; it turned out to be 'Trigeminal Neuralgia' and it had nothing to do with my esophagus.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    University CA San Francisco

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University CA San Francisco

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ks University Med Center

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Wetzel's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Wetzel

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Wetzel's Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.